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Texas no longer sending reminders through the mail

As state governments are still working to catch up with technology, Texas just released a notice to all 2021 Franchise Tax filers that they will no longer be receiving the “reminder to file or seek an extension” notices through the mail. Rather they will be emailed to the email on file. If you do not have an email on file, not to worry, it will still be mailed to you. Below are the instructions to update or double check the email you have on file.

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  • Visit the Texas Webfile eSystems Login webpage.
  • Sign in and select “WebFile/Pay Franchise Tax.” Select the taxpayer number from the list.
  • Access “Change Franchise Tax Mailing Address” to update your email address and/or mailing address if needed.

As a reminder, the due date to file or request an extension to file a Texas Franchise Tax Report is May 17, 2021. Additionally, electronic filing is highly encouraged for faster account updates and is mandatory for no-tax-due returns.

Since we are on the topic of Texas filings, I wanted to provide you with a link to the Questionnaires for Franchise Tax Nexus, which will help you determine if you need to file with the Texas Secretary of State. As you might know, state filings have become a little more complicated over the past couple of years due to the Wayfair case.

It is always good practice to keep informed of the nexus rules for the states in which you are transacting business (and the term “transacting business” can vary greatly state by state). This will help to avoid a nice surprise in the mail which will likely include a nice tax bill!

For more information please visit the Comptroller’s Franchise Tax webpage. Please consult a qualified tax professional for advice.

Michael Willett